Beware on Your Drive Home in Brampton


Brampton commuters should be mindful of their driving, as police are currently conducting a blitz focused on high collision areas in the city.

Peel police recently announced that they are currently conducting what they are calling a "proactive traffic enforcement campaign."

The campaign kicked off on Nov. 1 and is scheduled to run until the end of the year.

The purpose of the new initiative is to specifically monitor areas considered high risk for vehicle collisions.

Peel police have not released the exact areas they'll be monitoring, but have said they're looking at seven particular locations. 

"Peel Regional Police is committed to improving road safety and pedestrian safety through education, enforcement and proactive strategies," police said in a statement. "Officers from Peel Regional Police Road Safety Unit and 22 Division Traffic Enforcement Unit have identified seven high risk traffic intersections within the City of Brampton."

Police say these areas showed higher than average collisions stemming from a number of driving infractions,  including following too closely, improper turns and disobeying traffic signals.

"Officers will be monitoring these high risk areas with visibility, enforcement and education in an attempt to reduce the number of collisions and ensure the safety of everyone travelling our roads," police say. 

Police are also encouraging residents to report dangerous or aggressive driving.

"When the incident is an emergency such as suspected impaired driving please pull to the side of the road and call 9-1-1," police say.

Residents can also report dangerous driving using the Road Watch program.

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